To APNIC members and colleagues,
The APNIC Executive Council, representing the APNIC membership and staff,
expresses our sincere congratulations to Professor Jun Murai, as recipient
of the Internet Society's prestigious Postel Award.
Among Jun Murai's contributions to the Internet in this region was a
critical contribution to the establishment of APNIC, through the support
provided by JPNIC and through his service as the founding Chair of the
APNIC Executive Council.
APNIC salutes Jun Murai for his great achievements, and his service to
Internet development in the Asia Pacific region!
Chair, APNIC Executive Council
Director General, APNIC
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Date: Tuesday, 16 August 2005 12:43 PM +0200
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Subject: [isoc-advisory-council] [press] JUN MURAI RECOGNIZED WITH THE
INTERNET SOCIETY'S POSTEL AWARD
JUN MURAI RECOGNIZED WITH THE INTERNET SOCIETY'S POSTEL AWARD
2005 award goes to pioneer behind development of the Internet in the Asia
Reston, VA - 16th August 2005 - Professor Jun Murai is this year's recipient
of the Internet Society's prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award. The
award recognises Professor Murai's vision and pioneering work that helped
countless others to spread the Internet across the Asia Pacific region.
The Postel Award was presented during the 63rd meeting of the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) in Paris, France by Daniel Karrenberg, chair
of this year's Postel award committee, and Lynn St. Amour, President and
CEO of the Internet Society.
"Jun Murai has always encouraged, inspired and helped others, particularly
his students and his colleagues in other parts of the Asia Pacific region,"
said Karrenberg. "He has also played a key role in creating structures for
Internet coordination in the region (particularly APNIC), and he is widely
recognised for his recent pioneering work in IPv6 implementation."
Jun Murai is currently Vice-President, Keio University in Japan, where he
is a Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Information. In 1984, he
developed the Japan University UNIX Network (JUNET), and in 1988
established the WIDE Project (a Japanese Internet research consortium) of
which he continues to serve as the General Chairperson. He is President of
the Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC), a former member of the Board
of Trustees of the Internet Society and a former member of ICANN's Board of
The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award was established by the Internet Society
to honor those who have made outstanding contributions in service to the
data communications community. The award is focused on sustained and
substantial technical contributions, service to the community, and
leadership. With respect to leadership, the nominating committee places
particular emphasis on candidates who have supported and enabled others in
addition to their own specific actions.
The award is named after Dr. Jonathan B. Postel, who embodied all of these
qualities during his extraordinary stewardship over the course of a
thirty-year career in networking. He served as the editor of the RFC series
of notes from its inception in 1969, until 1998. He also served as the
ARPANET "numbers Czar" and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority over the
same period of time. He was a founding member of the Internet Architecture
Board and the first individual member of the Internet Society, where he
also served as a trustee.
Previous recipients of the Postel Award include Jon himself (posthumously
and accepted by his mother), Scott Bradner, Daniel Karrenberg, Stephen
Wolff, Peter Kirstein and Phill Gross. The award consists of an engraved
crystal globe and $20,000.
The Internet Society (http://www.isoc.org) is a not-for-profit membership
organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related
standards, education, and policy. With offices in Washington, DC, and
Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development,
evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the
world. ISOC is the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task
Force (IETF) and other Internet-related bodies who together play a critical
role in ensuring that the Internet develops in a stable and open manner.
For over 13 years ISOC has run international network training programs for
developing countries and these have played a vital role in setting up the
Internet connections and networks in virtually every country connecting to
the Internet during this time.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS:
Communications Manager, Internet Society
E-mail: [email protected]
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Paul Wilson, Director-General, APNIC <[email protected]>
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